Itinerary ideas: South East Explorer


Off the shelf, flexible tours of the UK and Ireland


South East Explorer

What's it all about?

The South East of England offers a huge range of attractions which include beautiful beaches, pre-historic landmarks, breathtaking castles and cathedrals and of course the UK capital city – London. The South East truly has something to offer everyone and this fun 7 day tour takes in the best that the area has to offer. Highlights include Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, Stonehenge and the vibrant metropolitan seaside resort of Brighton. 

Canterbury Hastings Brighton Salisbury

Tour details

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Region: South East England

Length: 7 days / 6 nights

Transport options: Vehicle hire

Start and End: London Heathrow


Inclusions: 6 nights B&B and hotel, Car hire with insurance, Info Pack, maps, taxes, fees and financial protection.

Exclusions: GPS system, meals other than breakfast, optional activities unless stated, Flights, Tips, Visa's

South East Explorer Itinerary

Day 1: Canterbury

Today you will pick up your hire car and drive to Canterbury. We recommend dropping your car at your hotel, and exploring the city on foot through its traffic free streets.

Day 2: Rye, Bodium Castle and Hastings

Today you take the road south towards to the charming village of Rye, with twisting cobbled streets and lanes and many charming old timber-framed buildings. From Rye you can head to Bodium Castle, one of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain. After leaving the castle you will visit Hastings and spend the night.

Day 3: Brighton

Today you will make your way to Brighton - one of the most vibrant, colourful and creative cities in Europe. The Royal Pavilion is the must see attraction in Brighton. Brighton Marina has plenty of shopping, quayside bars and restaurants, leisure, fishing and sailing.

Day 4: Arundel and Chichester

Today you can continue down the coast to the small town of Arundel, the main attraction is the huge and extremely impressive inhabited castle. As you continue your journey westwards, you may wish to visit the city of Chichester, which also has a beautiful Cathedral as well as the site of a former Roman Palace dating back to the first century AD.

Day 5: Portsmouth

Today you will visit Portsmouth; a dockyard ticket gives access to the various fascinating and interactive museums on site as well as being able to board the iron hulled HMS Warrior and take a harbour cruise. If the weather is clear take trip up the impressive Spinnaker Tower. After a busy day in Portsmouth you will head north to Salisbury.

Day 6: Salisbury and Stonehenge

This morning you can visit Salisbury Cathedral home to the best preserved original Magna Carta. In the afternoon, you can head a few miles north and visit Britain's most iconic prehistoric site, Stonehenge. From here you will drive to a hotel close to the airport, or a central London hotel.

Day 7: London

Drop your car off at the airport before taking your flight or drop your car back at a suitable London location.

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